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The Officer-Involved Shootings topic page provides news about cops in deadly confrontations, as well as tactical tips and columnists’ perspective on how to handle such situations. Most police officers will go through an entire career without discharging their weapon in the commission of their job. But on a daily basis, every single officer thinks about being in a gunfight.
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March 04, 2015
Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

"I knew I wasn't going to die:" Sgt. Stacy Lim’s story of survival

The “Crazies” tried to kill her, but that .357 magnum bullet just made Stacy Lim stronger - Full Story
February 23, 2015
4 keys to surviving a shooting and preventing 'Fergusonitis' Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

4 keys to surviving a shooting and preventing 'Fergusonitis'

If you fear a lawsuit more than death, you have a poor understanding of lawsuits — and death - Full Story
January 30, 2015
5 keys to ensure your police training is effective Paul C. Wood - Dominating Your Operational Environment

5 keys to ensure your police training is effective

How can we ensure the precious amounts of time, money, and effort spent on training will provide the desired outcome? - Full Story
January 12, 2015
When cops kill: The psychology of deadly-force encounters Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

When cops kill: The psychology of deadly-force encounters

The law does not require police officers to utilize the absolute minimum force necessary in a threat situation — only that the level of force used be reasonable to control a deadly threat - Full Story
December 29, 2014
3 times training and body armor saved police in 2014 Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

3 times training and body armor saved police in 2014

As we head into 2015, remember that training and wearing your body armor are two of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and your loved ones - Full Story
December 18, 2014
Why cops don't 'shoot to injure' P1 Community - The Question

Why cops don't 'shoot to injure'

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “Why aren't U.S. cops trained to "shoot to... - Full Story
December 10, 2014
How police can educate the public about dangers of 'toy' guns Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

How police can educate the public about dangers of 'toy' guns

It’s Parenting 101, but many individuals are not educating their kids about the peril they put themselves in when wandering about town with replica firearms - Full Story
November 12, 2014
5 keys to preparing for an officer-involved shooting Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

5 keys to preparing for an officer-involved shooting

Eliminate any chance of wasting crucial milliseconds on things that could have already been taken care of in advance - Full Story
November 10, 2014
Accuracy under pressure: Controlling the mind in a gunfight Ron Avery - The PoliceOne Firearms Corner

Accuracy under pressure: Controlling the mind in a gunfight

One of the more difficult concepts to keep in tune for the serious practitioner is maintaining a high level of precision under pressure and in dynamic situations - Full Story
November 05, 2014
What Reserve Deputy Vaughan can teach you about off duty carry Ron LaPedis - Private Industry and Public Safety

What Reserve Deputy Vaughan can teach you about off duty carry

Deputy Mark Vaughan is a card-carrying sheepdog who saved Traci Johnson’s life by shooting someone who was actively trying to kill her - Full Story



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